On May 13, the CDC issued a new guidance regarding the COVID-19 precautions that fully vaccinated persons in non-healthcare settings may now follow.
The CDC stated that fully vaccinated people in non-healthcare settings can:
- Resume activities in any setting without wearing masks or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance
- Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel
- Refrain from testing before leaving the United States for international travel (unless required by the destination) and refrain from self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States
- Refrain from testing following a known exposure, if asymptomatic, with some exceptions for specific settings, such as if experiencing symptoms or testing positive within the preceding 10 days.
- Refrain from quarantine following a known exposure if asymptomatic
- Refrain from routine screening testing if feasible
- For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:
- Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
- Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations
- Not visit public or private settings if they have tested positive in the prior 10 days or are experiencing symptoms